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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/13/2011

‘Drive’ inspired Tiger Woods hot dog thrower


Ryan Gosling’s “Drive” is inspiring some wacky behavior. (Richard Foreman Jr. - SMPSP)
The Ryan Gosling-led thriller “Drive” is inspiring a variety of emotions from the people who view it. For some critics, it was disgust at the amount of violence. One Michigan woman was moved to file a lawsuit over the film’s lack of driving.

It also inspired courage from Brandon Kelly, the man who threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods during the Frys.com Open earlier this week.

“I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie ‘Drive,’” Kelly told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, ‘I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.’”

Kelly declined to elaborate further.

As a person who has seen the film, I can report that at no point does Gosling’s character, known only as Driver, throw a hot dog. The ballpark staple does not even appear in the film, to the best of my recollection. But Driver does become a hero. And maybe that’s all that Kelly wanted to do, too. Maybe next time he can find a better outlet for his newfound courage.

By  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/13/2011

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